General Re Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
16 Reviews
3.6
16 Reviews
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General Re Chairman, President, and CEO Tad Montross IV
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  1.  

    Awesome company to work in

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Re

    Pros

    Value work life balance above anything else. One of the most talented and academically qualified set of employees under one roof. ZERO politics.

    Cons

    Flat structure forces you to review the growth strategies in the company. You have to always be on the look out for the projects to take so as to gain points for promotion.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Comfortable Stability Without Growth and With Poor Technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Stamford, CT

    I worked at General Re full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company is strong. The employees are generally of a high quality. The benefits are relatively good. The daily work schedule is relatively flexible. The work-life balance is appealing.

    Cons

    The company has been shrinking in many ways. There is not much room for career growth. The technology throughout the company is weak. Many of the leaders/managers should clearly not be leaders/managers. Training is minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Second Vice President
    Current Employee - Second Vice President

    I have been working at General Re full-time

    Pros

    Team atmosphere
    open honest culture
    financially secure

    Cons

    Limited growth due to flat organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    General Re Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Re

    Pros

    work life balance
    flexible vacation policy

    Cons

    legacy systems
    old school culture and values
    lack of young/dynamic talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Re

    Pros

    Great people, great company, fun place to work

    Cons

    Nothing, it was a great place to intern

  7.  

    High Paying Company 1, 2

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at General Re full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Pay, great bonus and benifits

    Cons

    Lack of advancement oppurtunities for many

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus more on emp career track

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible People To Work For....RUN THE OTHER WAY!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at General Re full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Discount in the Cafeteria and nicer people serving food and getting paid less money

    Cons

    Horrible Atmosphere, poor management, Upper management doesn't care about the people below them and only about their own bonuses, Very Political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treating all employees fairly would only make your employees be happy at work and enjoy their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    fantastic place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuary  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Actuary in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at General Re full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    financial strength
    reward high performance
    management support
    underwriting discipline

    Cons

    conservatism makes it difficult to write new business

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Gen Re Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at General Re full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very professional company where one can learn many technical skills

    Cons

    As with most of corporate America has gotten more bottom line oriented rather than focusing on people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall good company, but would highly recommend not working there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Tax in Stamford, CT

    I worked at General Re

    Pros

    -Benefits are good.
    -Salary is above average compared to other companies.
    -Work/life balance is attainable.
    -New facilities
    -Solid company with strong reputation.

    Cons

    -Turnover is very high compared to other groups due to all the listed cons.
    -Employee morale is very low.
    -Tone at the top environment does not promote collaboration.
    -Lack of consistency among middle managers.
    -Feedback development is very poor compared to professional benchmarks.
    -Managements consistently lacks the skills to professional develop young professionals seen with high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the causes of the issues and take necessary steps to resolve and improve the overall environment and image of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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